At the same time, Judge Andrew Hanen all but accused the feds of lying to him about whether the Obama Administration had started bestowing benefits of the President's plans on over 100,000 young people brought to the U.S. illegally.
"Whether by ignorance, omission, purposeful misdirection, or because they were misled by their clients, the attorneys for the Government misrepresented the facts," Hanen wrote in an angry tone on April 7.
While government lawyers said nothing would be done, the feds later acknowledged that 108,081 people in the U.S. illegally were given a three-year extension of a plan that would allow them to avoid being deported.
That original DACA grant was two years - the three-year feature was part of the President's new plans, which theoretically had not gone into effect.
Judge Hanen has ordered the Obama Administration to turn over more details about the three-year extensions on April 21, with final submissions due on May 8.
That schedule, along with the uncertain time frame of the three judge panel at the Fifth Circuit seems to indicate that this legal battle won't be wrapped up anytime soon - and that it could well bring about a visit to the U.S. Supreme Court - and leak into the election year of 2016.